LOW VISION REHABILITATION
Our office specializes in the care and rehabilitation of persons with impaired vision due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or other eye diseases that cannot be improved by medical or surgical treatments or with conventional spectacle correction.
Dr. Krug's examination will determine the type and severity of the visual impairment. Most eye disease leave residual vision which can be improved to a functional level for reading and television viewing, using optical and electronic magnifiers.
Our office dispenses Eschenbach optical magnifiers including hand magnifiers, stand magnifiers and telescopes.
We prescribe and fit bioptic telescopes for improved distance vision.
We are a distributor for Electronic visual aids including Telesensory, Enhanced Vision Systems, Pulse Data, and Humanware.
Definition of Vision Rehabilitation
Vision Rehabilitation is the process of treatment and education that helps individuals who are visually disabled attain maximum function and a sense of well being, a personal satisfying level of independence, and optimum quality of life. Function is maximized by evaluation, diagnosis and treatment including, but not limited to, the prescription of optical, non-optical, electronic or other treatments. The rehabilitation process includes the development of an individual rehabilitation plan specifying clinical therapy and instruction in compensatory approaches.
Vision rehabilitation may be necessitated by any condition, disease or injury that causes a visual impairment that results in functional limitation or disability. In addition to the evaluation by an eye care physician (optometrist or ophthalmologist trained in low vision rehabilitation), vision rehabilitation may include, but is not limited to, optometric, medical, allied health, social, educational and psychological services.
(American Optometric Association June 2004)